Chad Colton is a national trial lawyer who litigates high-stakes business and technology cases. He has handled 23 trials across the country and is praised by his clients and peers as an outstanding courtroom advocate. As Chambers USA reported, Chad is a “great communicator and strategist” who is “incredibly bright, articulate, and empathetic.”
Chad’s work has included jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations in cases involving trade secrets, business torts, contracts, intellectual property, non-competition agreements, fiduciary duty, and elder financial abuse. He often represents plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving software, e-commerce, and other technological innovations. He previously served as the chair of the Oregon State Bar Technology Law Section and leads the firm’s Software and Technology Litigation Group.
Some of Chad’s representative cases include:
In addition to his active trial schedule, Chad serves in numerous community leadership roles. He is currently a member of the board of directors for The Classroom Law Project, which provides civics education and mock trial programs to students. Chad is fluent in Spanish and serves as the chair of the board for Quechua Benefit, a non-profit that runs a school and creates health initiatives for children in the Peruvian highlands. He also serves as a board member and the president of Up & Out, which provides housing and living services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Boards and Affiliations
Admitted to Practice
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